We make films!
Children know their stuff when it comes to media! And they’re a tough audience!
That’s why it is such a challenge to make good films for this discerning target market. A challenge that we love.
Ulysses Filmproduktion GmbH was founded in 2004 and we have been financing and producing animated feature films, animated series and live action films for the international market ever since. Family entertainment at the highest level in Europe.
Our work is always about great stories, developed to their full artistic and technical potential. Because children see and assess everything. Impartially. They have an intuition for film.
As an independent company, Ulysses specialises in financing and developing projects as international co-productions and then analysing their global impact. The company has a modern management structure and the employees are committed to the projects, creating a strong team spirit and ensuring both efficiency and reliable production. This is reflected in what we see on screen.
Ulysses is based in Hamburg and opened a Bremen office in 2009. The Managing Director is Emely Christians
Tel. +49 (0)40.339 889 810
Emely Christians is the Managing Director and Executive Producer for Ulysses Films.
Emely Christians, born 1970 in Wuppertal, graduated with a degree in Business Econimics with the focus on media law at the University of Hamburg. Beforehand she completed a training as a Media Business Manager and an editorial traineeship as picture documentator.
Before she became Ulysses' Managing director she was head of the artbuying department for a notable advertisement agency in Hamburg and also headed the Hamburg subsidiary of a nationwide picture agency.
Emely Christians completed her editorial traineeship in the internationally well-known and trend-setting photo agency Bilderberg, where she later headed the advertisement department.
In 2008 she participated in the renowned "Screenleaders EU" program, that aims at the managment positions of media businesses.
Tel. +49 (0)40.339 889 820
Karsten Willutzki works as Creative Producer at Ulysses Films.
After graduating in Sociology, History and Film Sciences at the universities of Constance and Hamburg he became a partner at “RelationShip Media Production”, a documentary production company. In 2002 he started working in feature films, first as Junior-Producer and since 2004 as Producer at “Relevant Film GmbH”. He has produced three seasons of the children’s television series “Rudi The Racing Pig”, nine prime time TV-movies and one family entertainment feature.
In 2016 he joined Ulysses Films.
Tel. +49 (0)40.339 889 80
Sonja Matthes works as Production Coordinator and Postproduction Supervisor for Ulysses Films.
After graduation she began her studies in applied media economics at the ,die medienakademie’/HS Mittweida. During her studies in 2007 she began working for Studio DocLights GmbH. After finishing her studies with a Bachelor of Arts she stayed at the docu-soap-based department and realized several formats for all channelgroups.
In 2011 she started working for Studio Rakete as a production assistant. In 2012 she moved to Ulysses Films.
Tel. +49 (0)40.339 889 830
Denise Heins works as production coordinator at Ulysses Films.
After graduation in 2009, she attended the Deutsche POP Academy in Hamburg, which she finished after two semesters with a certificate in project- and music management. In July 2011 she began her apprenticeship at Ulysses Films and successfully finished it in January 2014 and was taken on by Ulysses.
Besides supporting the team in all current projects during development, production and post-production, she also takes care of the web and social media sites of Ulysses Films.